Nash-Rocky Mount, Wilson County latest to cancel classes May 1 for planned teacher rally

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NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools announced Wednesday it has opted to cancel classes and make May 1 an optional teacher workday ahead of the planned teacher rally in Raleigh.

The announcement also said the schedule change will not require a make-up day for students or for instructional staff. Athletics will continue as scheduled.

Other central North Carolina school districts that announced canceled classes are:

  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro
  • Durham County
  • Orange County
  • Wake County
  • Wilson County

Wilson County announced its decision to cancel classes for May 1 Monday night via Facebook.

May 1 is the Educators Day of Action when teachers across the state are expected to rally in downtown Raleigh. This will be the second year in a row that teachers will hold a march and rally downtown.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson has requested that teachers move the rally to another day so that children don’t have to miss school.

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